It's a bit off the topic; maybe not.
But I had the same thought. Was that what they said when Hoover Dam was to be constructed to bring electro to Los Angeles, or TVA, etc.
Those are the types of things that can actually stimulate the economy. Infrastructure is always needed as a basis for economic activity. I suppose reasonable minds may differ on how much should be spent on that, and on what exactly it should be spent on.
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